Swap-bot Time: October 24, 2020 10:26 pm


Date Joined: September 26, 2015
Last Online: October 13, 2020
Birthday: March 27
Country: Canada

About Me

Exciting news - my partner and I are expecting a baby (our first!), due in March 2020... happy to receive bits and bobs and thingamajigs for pregnancy and baby memory book making, etc...

***I have decided to collect foreign coins for 2019 with a goal of collecting coins from 75 countries... UPDATE!!! On December 26th 2019, I collected coins from Brazil and Israel and the Cook Islands to surpass my goal and reach.... 77 countries!! Thanks, all :) ***

I am a 35 year old woman living in Victoria BC. I came out to this coast to pursue a Masters in Geography (which I did complete!), and ended up teaching preschool. I realized my passion in life was connecting kids with the outdoors, and I now work as one of the teachers for our entirely-outdoor preschool, run at a local lake. As such, I love the outdoors and all that goes with it.

Favourite animals

  • Sea creatures - jellyfish, sea turtles, octopus and seastars (and really, all other sea creatures, too!)
  • Whales - especially killer whales
  • Owls or bird silhouettes or members of the jay family, esp. vintage birds
  • Foxes & squirrels

My ultimate favourite themes can be summed up as:

  • Ocean-related
  • Woodsy

Themes that I enjoy

  • Animals, arrows, autumn, acorns, anchors, ant eaters, avocado
  • Butterflies in flight, birds in flight, biodiversity, bananas
  • Cats, coins, city skylines, conservation biology, carnations, cabooses, caterpillars, canoes, chocolate
  • "Did you know" facts, dinosaurs, dragonflies, doors/doorways
  • Earth-themed things (Earth-day, earth-friendly, images of the Earth), eagles
  • Forests, feather themes, forest critters, fall, ferns
  • Glittery things, globes
  • Hedgehogs, hammerheads
  • Insects, icicles, islands
  • Jellyfish, jellybeans, jigsaw puzzle themed items
  • Kites, kawaii cats and kawaii food with faces
  • Llamas, leaf-themes
  • Mountains, maps
  • Night-time scenes
  • Ocean-related anything! Olympic Games
  • Panda bears, peacocks/peacock feathers, porcupines
  • Quail, quotes!
  • Random facts and trivia, rabbits, raccoons, raspberries
  • Sailboats, snow, snowflakes, stars, silhouettes of birds (and other things), snapdragons
  • Tall trees, turtles
  • Unicorns, underwater
  • Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, vines
  • Woodsy themes, winter, water, words - especially "wonder", "explore", "home", "journey", "experience", "joy", "curiosity", "adventure(r)", "find"
  • Xylem, xerophytes
  • Yoga
  • Zig-zags, zoology, zephyr (the wind)

Notes for swaps

  • Note for sticker swaps (I LOVE stickers):

I love stickers with positive/inspirational or adventure quotes or sayings on them, animal stickers or nature themes (or any of the themes listed above!!), and stickers or sticker tags & labels with places to write things directly on them. I also like alphabet stickers in full sheets. I use regular stickers as well as 3D, dimensional or puffy stickers, chipboard stickers, epoxy stickers.

NOTE: looking for umbrella themed stickers, I would LOVE these.

(That said, I am not picky and I will appreciate and love whatever you send! I just like including lots of options for you because I think it makes it easier :D)


Tea!! I love collecting teas from all over for a few special people as gifts

Felt animals and/or shapes to use on feltboards at preschool

Anything related to the Olympic Games!! (especially lapel pins!)

Journalling and/or Project Life cards... now obsessed with these

I am always looking for bird die-cuts!

Fun shaped sticky notes (esp. animal shapes or woodsy themed)

Beautiful envelopes (hand-made or otherwise)

Pokemon cards

Old transit/public transportation tokens/transfers/tickets

Hot chocolate!

Notebooks, and guided journals, or guided journal prompts. I just love paper. Maybe too much!

Staedtler fineliners

Facts about me

1) My middle name and city of residence match

2) I once went on a winter camping trip and slept in a quinzee that I built (a snow hut)

3) I attended the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games as a spectator and it was one of the best periods of my life

4) I collect those little stickers that come on fruits and vegetables. I would LOVE to receive some from other countries!!!!

5) My favourite food is macaroni and cheese


Avi rated for De-stash swap #7 on Mar 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
papercraftkath rated for Advent Calendar #5 on Dec 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap and very nicely resending! The first package hasn’t shown up so I imagine someone else is sipping some tea. Such a shame! Appreciate the swap and thanks again!
lorencz rated for Profile based Happy mail #2 on Dec 14, 2019
Comment: This was SUCH a treat to receive!! Everything you sent me was perfect. I did a happy dance around my studio for a couple minutes after opening everything, haha. GREAT job fitting my likes and tastes (the cute letter sets and that sea animals card set, omg). I wish you all the best and hope we get to swap again in the future.
Jbcangel rated for Advent Calendar #1 on Dec 5, 2019
Comment: Tank you
simcoe54 rated for Big Coin Swap #3 on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great coins and extra postcard.
Comment: Thank you
heyjoanahey rated for Advent Calendar #8 on Nov 24, 2019
Comment: Just to let you know that your envelope has arrived safely! I obviously didn't open the envelopes yet but they are so cute hey already deserve a heart! I wish you have a wonderful Christmas season! 🎄🎅
bcdebinbc rated for Only in Canada: Blind Envelope #2 on Nov 23, 2019
Comment: Love love love it all, thank you very much, ooodles of well wishes and congrats to you! :-)
MeggyMoo rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 26 on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: I really liked my 'flat envie of fun' as you included a good variety of things - thankyou! The next bit of fun is deciding how to use it. All the best, Tracy.
LadyJo rated for Advent Calendar #2 on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun looking packages! They are so tempting but those days will soon be here! I hope you have a lovely December!
adorablebutdangerous rated for Advent Calendar #3 on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: The wrapping is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much, I cant wait to open them!
user2391 rated for Tea Advent Calendar 3 INTL on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Everything is so cute in the wrapping paper! I can't wait till Dec to try the teas you sent!
Trinket rated for Advent Calendar #7 on Nov 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for this swap, I love the pink wrapped advent parcel and cannot wait to open them up and take a look at the surprises.
Cyanocitta rated for Advent Calendar #6 on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I'm excited to open them!
CrystalZ rated for December Survival Box on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness....if I could give the box that arrived to me today a million hearts I would!!! I haven't yet opened any of the wrapped gifts but they will be the first ones going under my tree once it goes up and I will update my comment when they get opened. However I did dig into the extras you included and everything is just perfect for the crafts I do! I can tell you read my profile and for that I am thoroughly appreciative :) The cute Eiffel Tower keychain is going right on my work bag and the amazing Russian owl box is just breathtaking! I do not know what I did to receive you as a partner but thank you a million times over and congratulations again on the new baby next year :) EDITED TO ADD: I finally cracked into the box of goodies and I am so touched by the thoughtfulness you put into each gift. My Mom managed to snag the chocolate bar lol. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
2bneat rated for Another 12 Days of Christmas. on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for another box of Christmas goodness - it was great fun to be swapping with you.
2bneat rated for 12 days of Christmas on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: I'm so excited about these swaps. Thank you for everything! I've stashed the box away until December.
Comment: Thank you so much for swapping with me, I am looking forward to opening this over the holidays. Have a great day.
kittyfun rated for ☆ THEMED ENVELOPE #9 ☆ on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Oh my gosh! So many goodies! Loved it all!
Queensmiley2530 rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 25 on Sep 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all my Great Goodies and all the Panda bear items. I especially love the Native American Book Mark!! Million Hearts

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lorencz on Dec 14, 2019:

I got your Global Swap Tag of random envelopes. Wow, I wasn't expecting so many, and such a great variety! Thank you so much!! Can't wait to use them!!

notme78 on Mar 29, 2019:

Thank you for the animal postcards via cheap postage tag.

CurlyTea on Mar 27, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

bluehairedmary on Dec 24, 2018:

Just received the Tag through the Alphabet... What a beautiful Christmas card, wonderful postcards, and cute Christmas stickers! Have a great holiday!

HippieChick on Dec 10, 2018:

I am glad they arrived quickly and I hope you enjoy them. I tried to add some extra to match your profile. I hope your holidays are fabulous!

lou on Apr 21, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday from WIYM group!

Amandalee on Sep 14, 2016:

Hi! Saw you on the Canada thread in Location group... I am in Nanaimo :) Nice to see another islander :)

OrigamiGrace on Jul 31, 2016:


From Cheap Postage Group!

midwestkiwi on Jul 21, 2016:

Ooh, I'm SO GLAD it's arrived. I was so worried about strike/lockout on top of my dawdling. Totally true story, only slightly exaggerated in order to exercise my punctuation skills. Thanks for letting me know what you liked.

simcoe54 on Jun 8, 2016:

The postcards arrived for 5,4,3,2,1 Tag - International and they are all new ones to my collection. Thank you!!!!

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